The September Issue: Gently Read Literature, Sept. 2011

Gently Read Literature, September 2011



The new issue of Gently Read Literature is up now featuring reviews of the following:

**Halfway Between Mother Goose & Mayhem: James Reiss reviews Philip Appleman’s Perfidious Proverbs and Other Poems

**Mature & Curious: Lisa Wells reviews Carl Adamshick Curses and Wishes

**Obvious Motifs & Subtle Undercurrents: Kathryn Kysar reviews Denis Low’s Ghost Stories from the New West

**The Restoration of Magic to American Fiction: Robin Martin reviews Peter Grandbois’s Nahoonkara

**Better Than You Did When You Were Alive: Bonnie ZoBell reviews Heather Fowler’s Suspended Heart

**Ideas in Lapping Waves: Shel Graves reviews Ellen Welcker’s The Botanical Garden

**S&M Young Adult Cautionary Tale: Erin O’Riordan reviews K.C. Lauer’s Bad Girl Gone Mom

**That Very What-ness: Megan Kaminski reviews Emily Kendal Frey’s The Grief Performance

**On the Verge: Kris Bigalk reviews David Rivard’s Otherwise, Elsewhere

**All Voyages Are Destructive: Moriah Purdy reviews Joe Hall’s Pigafetta is My Wife


Gently Read Literature has been providing thoughtful, in-depth critical reviews of contemporary poetry and literary fiction every month since 2008. This year, GRL undergone a cosmetic make-over, presenting the same high quality, accessible literary reviews but in a more polished and savvy electronic format. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.


Building on this success, GRL intents to provide a space for independent and university publishers/presses and authors to promote their literary endeavors. Gently Read Literature is a free literary magazine and plans to stay that way, however with your help GRL can continue to offer professional reviews from impassioned writers and readers for years to come. The literary community desperately needs critical outlets that are neither superficial nor overly academic, Gently Read Literature sees itself as helping to fill this space.


Starting with GRL’s November 2011 issue, advertisements will be available at rates that are significantly lower than many other literary publications. A permanent one-year, full page color ad with no word limit and unlimited hyperlinks will be available for $250 (that’s $20 a month). Banner advertisements appearing within individual reviews will be available for $100 (just over $8 a month). The funds raised from these advertisements will go towards the continued development of Gently Read Literature, allowing GRL to pay its contributors and promote small, independent, and literary presses to a devoted audience.


I look forward to hearing from you!


Take Care

Daniel Casey, Founder & Editor

Carol Jackson, Design

Gently Read Literature

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